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Borough of Richmond, Surrep. 




THIRTIETH 

ANNUAL REPORT 



OP THE 



Public Library Committee. 



1910-1911. 



RICHMOND: 

Printed by J. H. Broad & Co., Richmond and Chiswick. 



Borough of Richmond, Sump. 




THIRTIETH 

ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Public Library Committee. 

1910-1911. 

RICHMOND : 

Printed by J. H. Broad & Co., Richmond and Chiswick. 



COMMITTEE AN J) OFFICERS. 

JULY, 1911. 



Chairman : 

Alderman J. 13. HILDITCH. J. P. 

Committee : 

Alderman Sir C. BURT, D.L., J. P. 
Alderman R. W. SIMPSON, J. P. 
Councillor A. E. BERNAYS, M. A. 
Councillor W. P. BEVAN. 
Councillor J. J. BISGOOD, J. P. 
Councillor H. B. BOULTER, F.R.C.S. 
Councillor T. J. CARLESS, Junr. 
Councillor A. CHANCELLOR, J. P. 
Councillor Dr. G. J. MAGUIRE. 
Councillor GRANVILLE SMITH. 
Councillor T. W. STEPHENS. 
Councillor Dr. M. H. TAYLOR, J. P. 
Councillor H. M. WILLIAMS. 

Librarian and Secretary : 

ALBERT A. BARKAS. 

Sub-Librarian : 

A. W. CROCKFORD. 

Assistants : 

A. HERITAGE. S. G. BEAGLEY. 

A. L. ANSPACH. H.J.STEVENS. J. LAWRENCE. 



Attendant . 

A. E. SMITH. 



THIRTIETH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE 

Richmond Public Library. 



To tJie Mayor, Aldermen , and Burgesses of the Borough of 
Richmond, Surrey. 

Gentlemen, 

The statistical tables for 1,910-11 included in this report 
show a decided advance in the popularity and usefulness of tin; 
Library. 

There has been an increase of 10,430 in the number of 
books issued for home- leading, the largest increase in any one 
year since the Libia y was established 80 years ago, whilst a 
marked improvement is shown in the class of literature read. 

The number of novels taken out continues to lessen, the 
percentage this year being 60, the lowest ever reached in this 
class. The increase of works issued in Theology and Philosophy ; 
Biography ; History, Travels, etc : Law, Politics, and Social 
Economy; Aris (including Music), Sciences, and Natural History 
are the highest reached since the Library was first opened. 

This satisfactory w salt is no doubt largely due to the action 
of the Committee in April 1910, when ii was decided to issue 
tickets to students, available for classes of literature other than 
fiction. During the. year under review- 5GS of these tickets were 
issued, and it is expected that as the privilege becomes more widely 
known the demand will increase. 

There has been a slight decrease in the number of volumes 
applied for in the Reference Department, but the books on t h ; 
open shelves seem to be consulted as much as ever, 



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Since the completion of the catalogue of the Local Collection 
referred to in last year's report, the librarian, with such time as he 
has been able to spare from his usual duties, has been busy com- 
piling a Subject Index to general literature. Subjects at present 
buried in volumes of essays and lectures, etc., and hidden away in 
works the titles of which do not convey to readers any idea of the 
importance and interest of the subjects dealt with, have been 
brought out and indexed on cards. These have been arranged 
alphabetically, and by this means the staff will be able to supply 
readers with valuable information which otherwise would remain 
practically unknown. These cards are in fact a supplement to 
the printed catalogue. As an indication of the ultimate extent 
and value of this work it is only necessary to state that although 
only two classes have been dealt with, viz. Biography and 
Miscellaneous Literature, the subjects indexed already number 
over 7,000. 

IssiieSi The total issues during the year were 104,819 represen- 
ting an increase of 33 in the daily average as compared 
with the previous year's returns. The statistics for the 
past 4 years are as follows : — 





Days 




Issues. 


Total. 


Daily 


Year. 


open. 


L L. 


R. L. 


Both Depts. 


Average. 


1907-8 


248 


86,416 


6,345 


92.761 


374 


1908-9 


245 


86,444 


7,094 


93,538 


382 


1909-10 


242 


88,234 


6,772 


95,006 


393 


1910-11 


246 


98,664 


6,185 


104,849 


426 



The average issue for Public Libraries in Great Britain is 180 for 
every 100 of the population. In Richmond the average is 287 for 
every 100 of the population. As regards the stock of books, the 
Libraries throughout the country show 30 volumes per 100 of the 
population. Richmond has a percentage of 95. 

Additions There have been 743 additions to the Library, of which 
to Stock. 40G have been placed in the Lending Department and 
237 on the Reference Library shelves. Of these, 553 were 
purchased, 185 were presented, and the remaining 5 were trans- 
ferred from stock. Deducting 6 volumes withdrawn from 
circulation as worn out and useless, there is left a total of 34,932, 
a net increase of 737 in the year, and a total increase of 26,008 
sine the publication of the firs! Annual Report in June 1882. 



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The following table shows the additions : — 



Class 

A. Theology and Philosophy .. .. 14 

B. Biography and Correspondence . . 41 

C. History, Topography, Voyages and Travels 67 

D. Law, Politics, and Social Economy . . 14 

E. Arts (including Music), Sciences, and 

Natural History . . . . 57 

F. Prose Fiction .. .. ..112 

G. Poetry and Drama . . . . . . 17 

H. Miscellaneous Literature .. .. 19 

L Magazines and Reviews . . . . 28 

J. Juvenile Literature .. .. .. 33 

K. Foreign Literature .. ... .. 4 

R.L. Reference Library .. .. .. 337 



743 

The 337 additions to the Reference Library include 108 
volumes, 6 views, and 3 maps relating to Richmond and district. 

Borrowers. The number of borrowers to whom Lending Library 
tickets have been issued during the past year was 1,896 
as compared with 1,893 the previous year. The actual 

number of tickets in use on the 31st of March, 1911, was 3,238. 

Of these 2,631 were for Richmond, 285 for Kew, 23 for Petersham, 

and 299 for North Sheen. 

Overdues. The fines paid by borrowers for the detention of books 
beyond the time allowed for home reading realised 
£66 5s. a decrease of £3 5s. lOd. upon last year's amount. 

Circulars to the number of 645 were sent out for the return of 

overdue books, 26 less than in the previous year. 

The falling off in the amount received for fines, notwith- 
standing the large increase in the volumes issued is at first sight 
difficult to reconcile. It is however explained by the fact that in 
May last the Committee decided to stamp the date of issue in all 
volumes handed to borrowers for home reading. 

Local The additions to this department have been valuable and 
Collection important. Among them may be mentioned Mr. Albert 
and Museum. Chancellor's gift of the following paintings and en- 
gravings : — 

Portrait of John Lewis, oil painting (framed) by T. 
Stewart, pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds. 



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View from Sir Joshua Reynolds's residence u Wick 
House" on Richmond Hill, {c. 1780) oil painting 
(fiatned) being a copy of the original painting by Sir 
Joshua Reynolds. 

Seven coloured prints :- Views of Richmond, <Sic. (framed) 
(after J. Farrington). 

Three coloured engravings :- West View of Richmond 
Hill up the River ; View from Richmond Hill up the 
River ; View from the Green (framed) (after A. Heckel). 

Old Mezzotint Richmond Bridge in construction, 1776 
(framed) (after W. Hodges). 

Small water colour :- Meadowside, Twickenham (framed). 

Two Photographs :• Panoramic view of the Terrace, 
Richmond ; Star and Garter, 1750 (framed). 

Engravings : — Countess of Suffolk's House " Marble Hill " 
Twickenham, (framed) (Heckel). View of Twickenham, 
(framed) (after J. H. Muntz). 

Water colour drawing of The Royal Hospital. Richmond, 
(framed) by T. Smith, (Brewer, Smith & Brewer). 

Photographs by Albert Chancellor of Captain Spencer 
ascending with Balloon 70 feet high and descending 
with parachute 3,000 feet high, (framed). 

Water colour drawing :- Stained glass window in St. 
Luke's Church, Kew Gardens (framed). A memorial 
of the .Queen's Jubilee. 

Three water colour drawings ; by A. Herbert (framed) : — 

View of the river at Richmond before Railway Bridge 
was built 

View of Railway Bridge in course of erection. 

View of the Railway Bridge completed. 

Coloured Print of Richmond Bridge, (framed). 

Two water colour drawings of Wyngaerde's views of old 
Richmond Palace (framed) (Time of Queen Elizabeth). 

From Mr. E. Edwards, Ham. 

A collection of flint implements, chips, and flakes 
together With some pottery, found iti Ham Fields 
during the past 3 or 4 years. 



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From Mr. A. H. Seal, Richmond. 

A collection of 12 ornamental lead heads of old pumps 
(about the middle of the 18th century) taken from 
houses in Richmond and the neighbourhood. 

News Room ar\d These rooms which are frequented as much as 
Reference Room, ever prove how great a want this Institution 
supplies, and the eagerness with which periodi- 
cals of the better class are enquired for and used testifies to the 
educational value of these departments. 

The news room is provided with 24 daily, 121 weekly, 98 
monthly, and 11 quarterly papers and periodicals, and 20 time- 
tables. The reference room is supplied with 30 periodicals. Of 
the above 167 are presented, the remaining 137 are purchased by 
the Committee. 

There is also in the news room an open cabinet of 76 works 
of reference to which readers have unrestricted access. A similar 
case of 403 volumes is located in the reference room. 

Stocktaking. At the usual stocktaking in August last all the books 
were accounted for. This is very satisfactory con- 
sidering that the books issued for home reading 

amounted to over 98,000, It also points to the eitimation in 

which the Institution is held by the borrowers. 

Donations. A list of those who have presented books, papers, and 
periodicals, etc. appears on pages 14 — 17 of this 
Report. The Committee again take this opportunity 

of thanking all who have furthered the interests of the Library, by 

gifts or otherwise. 

Staff. The Committee have much pleasure in testifying to the 

admirable manner in which the Librarian and the 
members of his Staff have worked during the past year so largely 
contributing to the successful result attained. 

J. B. HILDITCH, 

Chairman. 



June 28th, 1911. 



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CLASSIFICATION /\ND NUMBER OF VOLUMES IN THE LIBRARY. 

Showing the Increase during the year ended 31st Match, 1911. 



Class 


Classification of Books in the Lending 


No. of 


No. of 


Letter. 


Library. 


Vols. 


Vols. 




1909-1910. 


1910-1911. 



A 





1113 


1 127 


B 




2240 


2282 


C 


History, Topography, Voyages, and Travels. . . . 


2705 


2776 


D 




639 


653 


E 




3399 


3455 


F 




4610 


4721 


a 




1093 


IIIO 


H 




IOIO 


1029 


I 




1264 


1292 


J 




1019 


1051 


K 




635 


639 






TQ727 


20I 3 K 






14468 


M797 






34195 


34932 



Volumes lost or damaged, and replaced by Borrowers or Guarantors 16 

Volumes transferred from Lending Library to Reference Library. . 7 

Volumes withdrawn, being worn out, useless, or duplicate, (1 from 

Lending Library, and 5 from Reference Library) 6 

Volumes lost by default (Lending Library) 



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CLASSIFICATION OF BORROWERS. 

To whom Tickets have been issued during the year 1910-11. 



Ages. 

Under 15 47 

15 to 20 318 

21 to 30 391 

31 to 40 226 

41 to 50 161 

Above 50 183 

Not stated 570 

1,896 



Ratepayers & Non-Ratepayers. 

Ratepayers 559 

Non-Ratepayers 1.337 



Sexes. 

Males 905 

Females 991 



1,896 



TOTAL NUMBER OF BORROWERS. 

Since the Opening of the Library in 1881 . 



Borrowers joined Lending Library — 1881-82 3.180 

1882- 83 I > 228 

1883- 84 2,060 

1884- 85 1,432 

1885- 86 1,907 

1886- 87 1,469 

1887- 88 1,926 

1888- 89 1,516 

1889- 90 1,772 

1890- 91 . . 1, 719 

,, ,, ,, 1891-92 i.49° 

1892- 93 1,936 

1893- 94 ^728 

1894- 95 1,898 

1895- 96 1.948 

189697 1,866 

1897- 98 1,926 

1898- 99 1,895 

„ ,, ,, ,, 1899-1900 1,809 

,, ,, „ ,, 1900-01 1,992 

1901-02 !.747 

,, ,, ,, 1902-03 1,962 

1903- 04 *.957 

1904- 05 i.95o 

,, ,, ,, 1905-06 1,894 

1906- 07 1,819 

1907- 08 1,818 

,, „ ,, ,, 1908-09 1,761 

,, ,, ,, ,, 1909-10 1,893 

,, ,, „ ,, 1910-11 1,896 

55.394 

Total cancelled 5 2 . J 56 

Actual number of Tickets in use 31st March, 191 1 3,238* 



* Of these 2,631 are from Richmond, 285 from Kew, 23 from Petersham, 

and 299 from North Sheen. 
Tickets are only available for two years, after which they must be renewed. 

In addition to the above, 568 Students' tickets have been issued. 



14 



DONORS OF BOOKS, &c. 



VOLS. 

Accountants, Incorporated 1 

Ackary, Mrs., Richmond 1 

Advertising Concessions Co . Ltd 1 

Agriculture and Fisheries, Board of, i pamphlet 

Allen, Mr. R., Richmond 1 

Anonymously presented 1 

Australia, Commonwealth of , • ••> 1 

Barnard, Mr. F. G. A i 

Booth, Mr. B i 

Boulger, Mrs G. S., Richmond 4 

British Museum, Trustees of the, 9 vols, and 1 pamphlet 

Canada, Director of Experimental Farms, Report and 2 pamphlets 

Canada, Director of Mines, 3 vols, and 5 pamphlets 

Canada, Geological Survey of, Report, 2 vols., 2 pamphlets, and various 

maps 

Carnegie, Mr. A., 1 pamphlet « 

Church, Sir A. H., m.a... f.r.s., Kew Gardens 7 

Church, Rev. A. J., m.a., Richmond, Philips' model of Halley's Comet, 

Earth and Sun 

Church Emigration Society, Report 

Clayton, Mrs. C. T., Richmond 2 

Collins, Mr. F. Hale, Richmond 1 

Daily News, Publisher of 1 

Davis, Mr. C, Kew Gardens * 1 

Davis, Mr. C. T., Wandsworth 1 

Deane, Mr. A. B 1 

Dimbleby and Sons, Messrs., Richmond r 9 

Dublin University, Calendar and Examination Papers 5 

Durham University, Calendar 1 

Edgar, Alderman C.B., j.p., (Mayor of Richmond) 8 

Edis, Mr. J. F. Langdon, Richmond. Autograph letters from residents in 

Richmond: 1883-1895 ••• 

Emigrants' Information Office, Handbooks 

Etherington, Mr. E. D., Richmond, 6 vols, and Reference Library ladder 

Evans, Mr. R. 1 

Field, Mr. H. W. O., Richmond 1 

Fryer, Dr. A. C 1 

Greenewalt, Miss M. Hallock, 2 pamphlets 

Haggard, Mr. W. N., Richmond • 2 

Halse, Mr. E., St. Margarets 1 

Hampton's, Ltd. , 1 

Hart, Miss, Richmond I 4 

Hazelhurst, Mr. J 1 

Health Resorts Association, 3G Holiday Guides 

Hertslet, Mr. G. E. P 1 

Hobson, Mrs., Richmond 3 

Holman, Mr. W. , Kew Gardens 8 

Hunter, Mr. A. C. Richmond 1 

Insurance Directory, Publisher of 1 

Jackson, Mr. A. Bruce, Richmond " 1 

King, Dr 4 T. M.. Kew 3 

Korean Section of Japan - British Exhibition 1 



15 



DONORS OF BOOKS, &c— (Continued). 



Lawrence, Sir E D., Bart 

Lav ton, Messrs. C. and E 

Libraries. Catalogues. 

Minet. University College, London. 

Libraries. Annual Reports. 



VOLS. 

3 

2 



Aberdeen, Acton, Ashton-under-Lyne, Aston Manor (Birmingham), Baltimore 
(Enoch Pratt), Barrow-in-Furness, Battersea, Belfast, Birmingham, Bishops- 
gate Foundation, Blackburn, Bolton. Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Brook- 
line, (Mass), Bury, Buxton, Cambridge (Free), Cambridge (University), Cardiff , 
Cheltenham, Clithero, Cripplegate Institute, Croydon, Coventry. Darlington, 
Derby, Doncaster, Dundee, Ealing, Eccles, Gateshead, Gloucester, Grand 
Rapids, Great Yarmouth, Hammersmith, Handsworth, Harlesden, 
Hornsey, Hove, Kettering, Kidderminster, Kilburn, Kingston-upon- 
Thames, Leeds, Leyton, Lincoln, Loughborough, Manchester, New 
South Wales, Nottingham, Oldbury, Oxford (Bodleian), Portsmouth, 
Preston, Rochdale, St. Bride Foundation Institute, St. Helens, Salford, 
Shoreditch, Smethwick, Stafford, Stockport, Stoke Newington, Tottenham, 
Walthamstow, Wandsworth, Washington (Congress), West Bromwich, 
Westminster, Whitehaven, Willesden Green, Wimbledon, Worcester, 
and Workington. 



London and South Western Railway Co.. 2 maps 

London County Council, 4 vols, and 4 pamphlets 

London United Tramways Co., 1 map 

London University Guide and Calendar, Editor of 1 

Love, Miss, Richmond 1 

McTier, Rev. A. H., Richmond 2 

Mond, Mr. R 1 

Newburn, Ellis, and Pryor, Messrs 1 

Oxley, Rev. W. H., Petersham, 2 pamphlets 

Paris-Lyons-Mediterranean Railway Co., various guides 

Paton, Messrs. J.& J 2 

Peace Union, Secretary of, 1 pamphlet 

Queenstown, (Cape Colony), Mayor of, 1 pamphlet 

Read, Mr. A., Richmond 1 

Research Defence Society, 1 pamphlet 



Richmond Institutions, Reports, &c. 

British and Foreign Bible Society (Richmond Association) 

Camera Club 

Central Aid Society , 

Chess Club 

Christ Church 

Cricket League 

Dispensary 

Evangelical Free Church Council 

Female Mission , 



Id 



DONORS OF BOOKS, &c— (Continued). 

VOLS. 

Free Church 

Girls, Association for care of 

Holy Trinity Church 

Kew and Kew Gardens District Nurse 

Metropolitan Association for Befriending Young Servants 

National British Women's Temperance Association 

National Physical Laboratory (Local Department) 

National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children 

North Sheen Jury List * 

Nursing Association 

Petersham Jury List 

Philanihropic Society 

Rifle Club ' 

Rojal Hospital 

Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 

Russell School, Petersham , 

Sailing Club 

St. John the Divine Church 

St. Mary Magdalene (Parish) Church 

Swimming Club 

Thames Valley Operatic Society 

Thespian Club 

Town Cricket Ground and Athletic Association 

Union, Annual Statement and Parochial Lists 

University Extension Society 

West Shene Cricket Club 

Women's Liberal Association 

Young Men's Christian Association 



Rorie, Dr., i pamphlet 

Russell, Lady Agatha I 

Russell, The Hon. Rollo i 

Sagar, Mr. H., Richmond i 

Seal, Mr. A. H., Richmond, 12 ornamental lead pump heads 

Sealy, Bryers & Walker, Messrs., 1 pamphlet 

Settlers' Emigration Society, 1 pamphlet 

Sharp, Mr F., Richmond 1 

Simpson & Co., Ltd., Messrs.. Richmond 3 

Smith, Mr. C. Capel, Richmond, 1 pamphlet 

Smith, Mr. R. A., f.s.a., 2 pamphlets 

Sopote, Mr. M , 1 pamphlet 

Stage, Publis er of 1 

Stationery Office, London, 24 vols, and 6 pamphlets 

Summers, Mr A. L 2 

Surrey, Photographic Survey and Record of, Report 

Swedenborg Society 1 

Tasmania, North-Western Association, 1 pamphlet 

Teachers, National Union of, Report 

Thompson, Alderman W., Richmond 1 

Underground Railways Co., 1 map 

Washington, Bureau of Education 2 

Washington, Library of Congress, 15 pamphlets 



17 

DONORS OF NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS. 



Ackary, Mrs., Richmond > 

Allen, Mr. R., Richmond 

Allistone, Mr. A., Richmond 

Archer, Rev. T. R., Richmond 

Barnett, Mrs. R W., Richmond 

Biddulph, Mr. G. T., Petersham , 

Binney, Rev. M., m.a., Richmond 

Brigos, Mr. S , Richmond 

Brown, Mr. Nicoll, Richmond 

Christie, Miss, Richmond 

Clayton, Mrs., Richmond 

Creswell, Major C. E., Richmond 

Curtayne, Mr. J.J, Richmond 

Dumergue, Mrs., Richmond 

Edgar, Alderman C. B., j p. (Mayor of Richmond) 

Ellis, Mr, A. C, Kew Gardens 

Froom, Miss 

Gibb, Mr. R. F., Richmond 

Hart, Miss, Richmond 

Helton, Mr. J., Richmond 

Hertslct, Mr. G. E. P 

Hilditch, Ald< rman J. B , j p., Richmond 

" Horace Warde " Tent, Independent Order of Rechabites, Richmond . . 

Independent Order of Good Templars (Richmond Branch) 

Keene, Mr. W. H., Richmond 

Newton, Miss J. L. Foster, Richmond 

Pownall, Miss, Richmond 

Price, Mr. W., Richmond 

Shuttleworth, Dr., East Sheen 

Stewart, Mr, C. YV. A., Richmond 

Trimen, Mrs. R., Richmond .. 

Vineyard P.S A. Committee. . . . 

Wake, Mr. J., Twickenham 

Warde, Mrs., Richmond 

Whitbread, Mr. F. J., Richmond 

Wilson, Sir Roland K„ Bart., j p., Richmond 

Y.M.C.A., Richmond 



NEWSPAPERS, PERIODICALS, &c, 

TAKEN IN THE LIBRARY. 



Those marked * are presented by Private Individuals, and those marked t by Publishers 

or Proprietors. 



Daily Chronicle (two copies) 
Daily Graphic (three copies) 
Daily Mail 

Daily News (two copies) 
Daily Telegraph (three copies) 
Evening News 
Financial Times 
Globe 

•Hamilton Herald (Canada) 



DAILIES 



Morning Leader 
Morning Fost 
Pall Mall Gazette 
Standard (two copies) 
Standard, Evening, and St James's 
Gazette 

Star 
Times 

Westminster Gazette 



18 



WEEKLIES. 



f Accountant 
*African Mail 

Amateur Photographer 

Architect 

Army and Navy Gazette 
tArts, Society of, Journal 
t Aspirant (Civil Service) 

Athenaeum 
*Blackpool Gazette 
* Blackpool Herald 
*Blackpool Times 
t Bookseller 

•Border Counties Advertiser 
t British Architect 

British Journal of Photography 

British Weekly 
t Broad Arrow 

Builder 

Building News 
t Canada 

t Canadian Gazette 

Catholic Times 

Chambers's Journal 

Chemical News 

Christian Herald 
t Christian World 

Church Times 
t Civil Service Competitor 
tCivil Service Gazette 
^Civilian 

tClark's Educator 

Contract Journal 
t Contractors' Record 

Country Life 
t Cricket 

t Croydon Guardian 
t Drapers' Record 

Education 

Electrical eview 

Engineer 

English Mechanic 
Field 

Fishing Gazette 
Garden 

Gardeners' Chronicle 
*Good Templars' Watchword 
} Grantham Journal 

Graphic (2 copies) 

Great Thoughts 

Guardian 
t Horticulture, Journal of 

Illustrated London News (2 copies) 
*India 
tlnquirer 

t Insurance Monitor 



t Investors' Guardian 
*Investors' Review 
\ Irish Times 
Lady 

Lady's Pictorial 
Lancet 

t Local Government Chronicle 
ILocal Government Journal 
+ Local Government Officer 

London County Council Gazette 
f Machinery Market 
t Middlesex Chronicle 
t Middlesex County Times 
+ Middlesex Independent 
•i- Midland Counties Herald 
t Monitor 

Municipal Journal 

Musical News 

Nation 

Nature 

New Age 

\ News of the World 

Notes and Queries 

Outlook, The 
tPatents, Illustrated Journal 
t Pitman's Phonetic Journal 
* Presbyterian 
^Present Truth 

Public Opinion 

Publishers' Circular 

Punch (2 copies) 

Queen 
i Reading Mercury 
t Richmond and Twickenham Times 

(4 copies) 
t Richmond Herald (4 copies) 

Saturday Review 

Schoolmaster 

Scotsman 

Sketch 
*South Africa 
tSouthport Visiter 

Spectator 

Sphere 

Stage 
IStandard of Empire 

Statist 
t Stock Exchange Gazette 
tSurrey Advertiser 
1 Surrey Comet (3 copies) 
(Surrey Comet (Mid weekly) (2 copies) 
t Surrey Mirror 
f Surrey Times 

T.P.'s Weekly 
t Temperance Chronicle 



19 



WEEKLIES -(Continued). 



I Thames Valley Times (4 copies) 
Truth 

* Votes for Women 

f Wandsworth Borough News 



jWeekly Dispatch 
iWest London Observer 
i Worcester Herald 
World 



FORTNIGHTLIES. 
•[University Correspondent | Women's Employment 



MONTHLIES. 



Aeronautics 
t-Agricultural Economist 
f Agricultural Record 
r Anglo-Russian 
rAnimals' Friend 

* Animals' Guardian 
Antiquary 

* An ti- Suffrage Review 
f Arbitrator 

Architectural Review 
Army List 

* Asylum News 
*Bible in the World 
fBiblewomen and Nurses 

Blackwood's Magazine 

Bookman 

Boy's Own Paper 

British Workman 

Cassell's Magazine 

Century Magazine 

Children's Magazine 
{Church Gazette 
fCity Mission Magazine 
rConcord 

Contemporary Review 
fCook's Traveller's Gazette 

Cornhill Magazine 
^-Correspondent 

Country side Monthly 
rEducational Times 
{English Illustrated Magazine 
tEpicnre 
fFamily Herald 
{Food and Cookery 

Fortnightly Review 
tFree Sunday Advocate 
"Friendly Companion (2 copies) 
^Geographical Journal 

Girl's Own Paper 

* Gospel Standard (2 copies) 
{Great Western Railway Magazine 

J larper's Magazine 



+ Herald of Health 

Home Reading Union's Magazines (4) 
^Homoeopathic World 
*Hospital Gazette 
1 Humanitarian 

! Incorporated Accountants' Journal 
'Insurance Agent 

Knowledge 
{Land Values 
f Liberator 

Librarian 

Library Association Record 
Library World 
Local Government Review 
r Musical Herald 
Musical Times 

* Nation in Arms 
National Review 

1 New Church Magazine 
Nineteenth Century and After 

fOur Waifs and Strays 
Pail Mall Magazine 

f Patents 

* Photographic Journal 
Photo- Miniature 

r Pioneer of Wisdom 

t Plumber and Decorator 

* Protestant Woman 
Quivt r 

*Kechabite Magazine 
Review of Reviews 

* Richmond Christian Mission 

Magazine 
•Richmond Education Committee, 

Minnies and Reports 
•Richmond Parish Magazine 
*Richmond Town Council, Minutes 

and Reports 
•St. Luke's Magazine 
fSchoul Music Review 
fSeamen, Deceased, Register of 

Names, etc. 



20 



MONTHLIES — (Continued). 



Selborne Magazine 
jState Correspondent 
Strand Magazine 
Studio 

Sunday at Home 
*Toilers of the Deep (2 copies) 
♦Tongues of Fire 
fVaccination Inquirer 
♦Vanguard 

fVegetarian Messenger 
Vineyard Magazine 
Weldon's Illustrated Dressmaker 



Weldon's Bazaar of Children's 
Fashions 

Weldon's Journal of Costumes 

Weldon's Ladies' Journal 
♦White Ribbon (2 copies) 

Windsor Magazine 

Woman at Home 

Woodworker 

World's Work 
*Y.M.C A. Review 

Young Abstainer 
fZoophilist 



QUARTERLIES. 



fBird Notes and News 
Church Quarterly Review 

*( rucible 
Edinburgh Review 
Educational Record 

fFinsbury Readers' Guide 

fFree Russia 

tHerald of the Golden Age 
Hibbert Journal 



Home Counties Magazine 
f Lord's Day 

Navy List 

Post Office Guide 

Quarterly Review 
♦Richmond Hill School Magazine 

Science Progress 
♦Surrey County Council, Minutes and 
Reports 



ANNUALS, &c. 



Agriculture, British Year Book of 
Annual Register 
Army List (Hart's) 
Art, The Year's 

♦Australia, Commonwealth of, Year 
Book 

Books, English Catalogue of 
♦British Trade Book 
Builders' Price Book (Laxton's) 
Cambridge University Calendar 
Charities Register and Digest 
Church of England Year Book 
Civil Service Year Book 
Clerical Directory (Crockford's) 
Congregational Year Book 
Constitutional Year Book 
County Councils and Municipal 

Corporations Companion 
Daily Mail Year Book 
fDaily News Year Book 
♦Dublin University Calendar 
♦Durham University Calendar 
t Kaling Year Book 
t Education, Report of the Board of 
♦Education, Reports of the Commis- 
sioner of, U.S.A. 
t Emigrants' Information Handbooks 
Englishwomen's Year Book 



Financial Reform Almanack 
♦Foreign Office List 
♦Geographical Society, Royal, Year 
Book 

Harleian Society, Publications 
Hazell's Annual 

Hospitals and Charities (Burdett's) 

India Office List 

Insurance Blue Book 

Investors' Year Book 
♦Kew, Royal Gardens, Bulletin 

Library Year Bjok 
t Licensed Victuallers' Official Annual 

Literary Year Be ok 
♦Local Government Board Report 
t London County Council Reports 

London University Calendar 
♦London University Guide 
♦Music, Union of Graduates in, Roll 

and Kalendar 
♦Musical Association, Proceedings 
tMusicians, Incorp. Soc. of, List of 

M« mbers, &c. 
t National Physical Laboratory (Local 

Department) Report 
♦Organists, Royal College of, Calendar 

Oxford University Calendar 

Photography, British Journal of, 
Almanack 



21 



ANNUALS, &c— {Continued). 



Pictures of the Year 

Press Guide (Willing's) 
t Richmond Corporation Documents 
Reports of Institutions, &c. 

Schoolmasters' Year Book 

Schools, Public, Year Book 
t Smithsonian Institution Report 

Southwark I 'iocesan Calendar 

Stage Year Book 

Statesman's Year Book 

Statutes, Public General 

Steamship Guide (Rhodes) 

Stock Exchange Year Book 



t Accountants and Auditors 
r Advertising, Practical 

Booksellers (Clegg's) 

Clerical (Crockford's) 
fHotel 
f Insurance 

Kingston and District 

Law List 

London 

London Suburban 



R AI LW A Y TI 

ABC Railway Guide 

Bradshaw 
t Caledonian 
t District 
t Great Central 
t Great Eastern 
t Great Northern 
t Great Northern (Ireland) 
t Great Western 
t Highland 

t London and North-Western 



Surrey Archaeological Society, 
Publications 
*Surrey County Council Reports 
*Surrev Education Committee Reports 
Surrey Parish Register Society, 

Publications 
Surrey Photographic Survey and 
Record, Report 
t Teachers, National Union of, Report 
t Tonic Sol-fa College, Calendar 
Weslevan Methodist Conference 

Minutes 
Whitaker's Almanack 
Who's Who 



ME TABLES. 

t London and South-Western 
t London, Brighton, and South Coast 
t Midland 
f North British 
North Eastern 
tNorth London 

tSimpson's Local Railway Guide 
t South Eastern and Chatham 
t Workmen's Trains and Trams 
(London County Council) 



See also Directories. 



DIRECTORIES. 

Medical 

Middlesex 

Musical 
t Richmond and District 
t Scholastic 

Southwark Diocese 
tStubbs' (Manufacturers, 

Merchant Shippers, & Professional) 

Surrey 

Wesleyan Methodist 
See also Annuals. 



financial statement 

for the year ended 31st M uch, 1911. 



Financial Statement for the 



Dr. 



income. 

Rite of Id. in the £ on the whole 



To 

Free Public Library 

Borough 

Borough Fund For Interest and repayment of 

loans specially charged on Richmond Parish 
Library Receipts. 

Fines 

Damaged and Lost Books 
Sale of Catalogues. . 
Sale of Periodicals 
Sale of Waste Paper 
Bespoke Book Fees 
Donations 

Costs of recovery of Books, &c. 



66 

2 
IO 

6 

5 
i 
i 



REVENUE 



a. 



1,225 7 i 



94 
o 



1,518 8 o 

Deflolency at 31st March, 191 1 .. *• .. „i 9 8 

£i.5i9 17 8 



Year ended 315/ March, 191 1. 



ACCOUNT. 



3B$pe»&tture. 

By 

Deficiency at 31st March, 1910 

Salaries and Wages. 

Librarian 

Assistants 

Porter 

Books, Papers, &c. 

Books, &c. (New) . . . . 98 7 5 

Ditto (Replacements) . . 067 

Subscription for Volumes on Loan 26 5 o 

Local Views, Prints, &c. .. 5 14 11 

Subscriptions to — 

Surrey Archaeological Society o 10 o 

Harleian Society . . . . 220 

Library Association . . . . 1 1 o 

Surrey Parish Register Society 220 

Binding 34 4 8 

Magazines . . . . . . 73 6 8 

Newspapers .. .. .. 31 2 4 



Printing, Stationery, and Advertisements. 

Printing 
Stationery 



Fuel, Ligh,t, and Cleaning. 

Coal, Coke, and Wood 

Gas 

Electricity 

Cleaning Materials, &c. 
Wages of Cleaner 



Furniture and Fittings. 

Repairs, &c. 
Indicator Books, &c. 



Miscellaneous. 

Rates, Taxes, and Insurance . . 
Postages, Carriage of Parcels, &c. 
Repairs to Buildings 



o&ns, £0. 

Interest and Repayment of Loans — Library 
Interest and Repayment of Loans — 

Extension of Library 
Stock Management Expenses 



250 o 

275 7 
72 17 



130 13 11 



5 15 o 



138 13 



12 


9 


8 


46 13 


11 


12 


12 


6 


71 


16 


1 


8 


6 


9 


8 


16 


2 


17 


1 1 





5 


4 


4 


1 


6 





23 


11 





1 1 


5 


1 


34 


17 


11 



I98 2 3 
I52 l6 4 

6 18 o 



£ s d. 

34 3 1 



598 5 o 



275 • 2 7 



59 3 7 



119 2 6 



6 10 4 



69 14 o 



357 16 7 



/i. 519 17 8 



BALANCE 

31s/ day of 



2)r. liabilities. 

To £ s. d. £ s. d. 

Loans 
Stockholders. 

Balance of Stock .. .. .. .. .. 6,590 o o 

Floating Liabilities. 

Revenue Account. 

Sundry Creditors . . .. .. 121 2 11 

Balan.ce being excess of Assets. 

Books, &c, purchased out of Revenue 7,092 3 3 
Debt extinguished, &c. .. .. .. 1,360 o o 

Permanent Works defrayed out of 

Revenue .. .. .. .. 1,162 2 1 

Stock Redemption Fund .. .. 1,976 17 4 

n,59i 2 8 

Less Deficiency on Revenue Account 198 

11,589 13 3 



£18,300 15 11 



SHEET, 

March, 1911. 



Capital ©utlag anfc Besets- 



By 

Property. 

Site 

Buildings, &c. 

Extension : - 

Purchase Money, &c, 
Alterations 

Books, Maps, Pictures, &c. 

Stock Redemption Fund 

Floating Assets. 

Revenue Account. 

Treasurer — Cash Balance 
Librarian— Imprest 



d. 



1,000 o o 

3.834 18 11 



3,36i 3 
9i5 T 9 



64 13 
55 o 



ax 

s. d. 



4,834 18 11 



4.277 3 
7.092 3 



1,976 17 4 



119 13 3 
£18,300 15 11 



Hy. RICHARDS, 

Borough Accountant. 



University of Illinois, 
Library School. 



Borough of Richmond. Surrep. 




THIRTY-FIRST 

ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Public Library Conimittee. 

I9II-I9I2. 

RICHMOND : 

Printed by J. H. Broad & Co., 8, King Street and Water Lane. 



Borough of Richmond. Surrcp 




THIRTY-FIRST 

ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Public Library Committee. 

191 1-1912. 

RICHMOND : 

Printed by J. H. Broad & Co., 8, King Street and Water Lane. 



CO M A I [TTEE AND OFFICERS. 

JULY, 1912 



Chairman : 

Alderman J. B. HILDITCH. J.P. 

Committee : 

(The Mayor) Alderman R. \V. SIMPSON, J.P. 
Alderman Sir C. BUKT, D.L , J.P. 
Councillor W. P. BEVAN. 
Councillor J. J. BISGOOD, J.P. 
Councillor H. B. BOULTER, F.R C.S. 
Councillor T. J. CAR LESS. Junr. 
Councillor Dr. L. G. HUNT. 
Councillor Dr. G. J. MAGUIRE. 
Councillor T. W. STEPHENS. 
Councillor Dr. M. H. TAYLOR, J.P. 
Councillor T. TERRY. 
Councillor H. COX THOMAS. 
Councillor H. M. WILLIAMS. 

Librarian and Secretary : 

ALBERT A. BARKAS. 

Sub "Librarian ; 

A W. CROCKFORD. 

Assistants : 

A. HERITAGE. S. G. BEAGLEY. 

A. L ANSPACH J. LAWRENCE. E. J. LONG. 

Attendant : 

A E. SMITH. 



THIRTY-FIRST ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE 

Richmond Public Library. 



To the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the Borough of 
Richmond, Surrey. 

(tENTLEMEN, 

In submitting their 31st Annual Report the Committee are 
glad to be able to present a satisfactory statement on the continued 
popularity and usefulness of the Library. 

Issues. From the following table it will be seen that there is a 
decrease in this year's total issues as compared with 
those of last year. 

The large issue in 1910-11 was due to the fact that in April 
of the year 1910 the Committee decided to issue students' tickets 
available for classes of literature other than fiction. After the first 
12 month's working it was found that a large number of general 
readers had claimed these student's tickets, hence the exceptional 
rise in that year's issue. After the novelty had worn off, however, 
these general readers abstained from using their second tickets and 



4 



left the field to the bona-fide student, the result being the 
considerable drop in the number of books issued during the year 
under review. 

The following table shews the issues lor the past five years : 





Days 


Issues. 


Total, 


Daily 


Year. 


open. 


L. L. 


R. L. 


Both Depts. 


average 


1907-8 


248 


86,416 


6,345 


92,761 


374 


1908-9 


245 


86,444 


7,094 


93,538 


382 


1909-10 


242 


88,234 


6,772 


95,006 


393 


1910-11 


246 


98,664 


6,185 


104,849 


426 


1911-12 


244 


90,963 


5,638 


99,039 


406 



Additions There have been 1,125 additions to the Library, of 
to Stock. which 663 have been placed in the Lending Depart- 
ment, and 462 on the Reference Library shelves. Of 
these 786 were purchased, 336 were presented, and the remaining 
3 were transferred from stock. Deducting 315 volumes withdrawn 
from circulation as worn out and useless, there is left a total of 
35,742, a net increase of 810 on the year, and a total increase of 
26,818 since the publication of the first Annual Report in 
June, 1882. 



The following table shews the additions :— 



Class. 






A. 


Theology and Philosophy 


37 


B. 


Biography and Correspondence ... 


60 


C. 


History, Topography, Voyages, and Travels... 


59 


D. 


Law, Politics, and Social Economy 


27 


E. 


Arts (including Music), Sciences and Natural 






History 


77 


F. 


Prose Fiction 


152 


G. 


Poetry and Drama 


7 


H. 


Miscellaneous Literature 


39 


I. 


Magazines and Reviews 


102 


J. 


Juvenile Literature 


35 


K. 


Foreign Literature 


68 


R.L. 


Reference Library 


462 






1,125 



5 



The 462 additions to the Reference Library include 104 
volumes, 1 manuscript, 48 views, and 2 maps relating to Richmond 
and district. 

Of the volumes purchased 13 per cent, were works of 
fiction at a cost of £21. On more serious books the sum spent 
was £138. 

Subject Index. In addition to his ordinary duties the Librarian has 
been able to add considerably to the number of 
subject cards referred to in last year's report. Biography and 
Miscellaneous Literature representing some 7,000 entries were 
compiled during 1910-11. In the year under review Theology 
and Philosophy ; Law, Politics, and Social Economy ; and a 
portion of History, Voyages and Travels have been dealt with, 
representing 4,000 additional cards or entries. 

BorrowerSi The number of borrowers to whom Lending Library 
tickets have been issued during the past year was 1,809, 
as compared with 1,896 the previous year. The actual number of 
tickets in use on the 31st of March, 1912, was 3,135. Of these 2,538 
were for Richmond, 247 for Kew, 36 for Petersham, and 314 for 
North Sheen. 

In addition to these, 356 tickets were issued to students. 
The year before 568 were issued. 

Overdues. The fines paid by borrowers for the detention of books 
beyond the time allowed for home reading realised 
£51 Is. 3d., a decrease of £15 3s. 9d. upon last year's amount. 
This falling off is, no doubt, due to the Committee's decision in 
June, 1910, to stamp the date of issue in all volumes handed to 
borrowers for home reading. 



6 



Repairs Special attention was given to binding. The brisk 
& Binding, circulation of books in the Lending Library necessarily 
involves considerable wear and tear in this Department 
as evidenced by the fact that during the past year 700 volumes 
were bound or resewn, whilst about 2,500 were repaired by the 
members of the staff. The binding account amounted to 
£59 6s. 8d., or £25 2s. more than last year. 

News Room, The Librarian reports most favourably upon the 
& Reference general conduct observed in the Library, both as 
Room. regards the order kept by the visitors and the care of 

the readers for the books, papers, and other property 
Considering the frequently crowded state of the rooms this is very 
satisfactory. The news room is provided with 24 daily, 1 17 weekly, 
2 fortnightly, 97 monthly, and 13 quarterly papers and periodicals, 
and 21 time tables. There is also an open cabinet of 74 reference 
books to which readers have unrestricted access. The reference 
room is supplied with 33 periodicals, and one end of the room is 
occupied with open shelves containing some 4L4 volumes of 
reference which are free of access. 

Stock-taking! The Library was closed in August last for the annual 
stock-taking and cleaning, when the books were 
carefully checked with the Stock Book. It is satisfactory to note 
that with an issue of over 99,000 volumes there were only three 
novels, valued at 7/4, which could not be accounted for, viz : - 
" Grey house at Endlestone," by Worboise, value 1/3 ; " Maker of 
History," by Oppenheim, value 3/10 ; and " The man who rose 
again," by Hocking, value 2/3. 

Donations. The Committee take this opportunity of thanking all 
who have kindly furthered the interests of the 
Library by gifts of books and otherwise. A list of donors will be 
found on pages 14 — 17 of this Report. 



7 



Staffi The Committee have again much pleasure in recording 
their approval of the manner in which the duties of the 
Librarian and also of the Staff have been carried out during the 
past year. 

J. B. HILDITCH, 

Chairman. 



July, 1912. 



8 



CLASSIFICATION AND NUMBER OF VOLUMES IN THE LIBRARY. 

Showing the Increase during the year ended 31st March, 1012. 



Class 


Classification of Hooks in the Lending 


No. of 


No. of 


Letter. 


Library. 


Vols. 


Vols. 




1910-191 1. 




A 




1127 


11G4 


B 




2282 


234 1 


C 


History, Topography, Voyages, and Travels. . . . 


2776 


2830 


D 


Law, Politics, Social Economy, &c 


653 


680 


E 




3455 


353o 


F 




4721 


4870 


Q 




IIIO 


1116 


H 




1029 


1068 


I 




1292 


1393 


J 




1051 


1087 


K 




639 


707 






20135 


20786 




Reference Library 


M797 






Total Volumes 


34932 


35742 



Volumes lost or damaged, and replaced by Borrowers or Guarantors 13 

Volumes transferred from Lending Library to Reference Library. . 7 

Volumes withdrawn, being worn out, useless, or duplicate, (5 from 

Lending Library, and 310 from Reference Library) 315 

Volumes lost by default (Lending Library) 2 



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13 



CLASSIFICATION OF BORROWERS. 

To whom Tickets have been issued during the year 1911-12. 

Ages. Ratepayers & Non-Ratepaye 

Under 15 54 Ratepayer 

15 to 20 291 Non-Ratepayers 

a 1 to 30 341 

31 to 40 246 

41 to 50 161 

Above 50 209 

Not stated 507 

1.809 



KS. 



Sexes. 



Males. . . 

Females, 



1,32 1 
1,809 



792 
1,017 

1,809 



TOTAL NUMBER OF BORROWERS. 

Since the Opening of the Library in 1881. 



Borrowers joined Lending Library - 



1881- 82 3,180 

1882- 83 1,228 

1883- 84 2,060 

1884- 85 1.432 

1885- 86 1,907 

1886- 87 1,469 

1887- 88 1,926 

1888- 89 1,516 

1889- 90 1.772 

1890- 91 . . - 1 <7 1 9 

1891- 92 1,490 

1892- 93 1,936 

1893- 94 1.728 

1894- 95 1,898 

1895- 96 1,948 

189697 1,866 

1897- 98 1,926 

1898- 99 1,895 

1899- 1900 1,809 

1900- 01 ... 1,992 

1901- 02 !.747 

1902- 03 1,962 

1903- °4 1.957 

1904- 05 i.95o 

1905- 06 1,894 

1906- 07 1,819 

1907- 08 1,818 

1908- 09 1,761 

1909- 10 1,893 

1910- 11 1,896 

1911- 12 1,809 



57,203 

Total cancelled 54,068 

Actual number of Tickets in use 31st March, 1912 S. 1 ^* 

* Of these 2,538 are from Richmond, 247 from Kew, 36 from Petersham, 

and 314 from North Sheen. 
Tickets are only available for two years, after which they must be renewed. 



In addition to the above, 356 Students' tickets have been issued. 



14 

DONORS OF BOOKS, &c. 



VOLS. 



Accountants, Incorporated I 

Agriculture and Fisheries, Board of, various pamphlets 

Alabaster, Mr. J H., Photograph of the Richmond Vestry, 1876 

Alexander, Mr. J., Richmond 2 

Anonymously presented, 4 vols, and 2 pamphlets 

Australia, Commonwealth of , , 1 

Australia, Western, Public Library of, Chief Librarian 2 

Birds, Royal Society for Protection of, Report and 1 pamphlet 

Bisgood, Mr. Councillor J. J., j. p. , Richmond 1 

Blind, Union of Institutions, Societies, &c, for the, Re. ort 

British Museum, Trustees of the 14 

Burt, Alderman Sir Charles, D.L , J. P., Richmond 3 

Canada, Director of Mines, 1 vol., 12 pamphlets, and 12 maps 

Chapman, Mr. H. T., Richmond 23 

Christ Scientist, First Church of, Richmond 1 

Church, Sir. A. H., m.a., f.r.s., Kew Gardens 1 

Church, The late Rev. A. J., m.a., Richmond 1 

Cockburn, Mrs., Richmond 10 

Cookery Annual, Publisher of I 

Crawford, Mrs., East Sheen 3 

Cundall, Mr. H. M., Richmond 44 

Deane, Mr. A. B. 1 

Dimbleby and Sons, Messrs., Richmond , 5 

Dublin University, Calendar and Examination Papers 3 

Durham University, Calendar 1 

Dumergus, Mrs. W., Richmond, 1 pamphlet 

Ealing Year Book, Publishers of I 

East End Emigration Fund, Report 

Edgar, Mr. Alderman C.B., j.p 3 

Emigrants' Information Office, Handbooks 

Evans, Mr. R 1 

Fernie, Dr. W. T., Richmond 1 

Great Western Railway Co 1 

Hampton's, Ltd. « 1 

Hazlitt, Mr. W. Carew 1 

Hertslet, Mr. G. E. P 3 

Hilditch, Mr. Alderman J. B., j.p., Richmond 1 

Hobson, Mrs., Richmond 3 

Hornby, Miss, Ham, 2 vols, and 2 pamphlets 

Hungarian State Railways, President of 1 

Ingrouille, Rev. P. C, b.d 1 

Insurance Directory, Publisher of 1 

Kew, Royal Gardens, Director of 1 

Land Values. United Committee for Taxation of, 3 pamphlets 

Layton, Messrs. C. and E 3 



Libraries. Annual Reports. 

Aberdeen, Acton, Ashton-under-Lyne, Aston Manor (Birmingham), Baltimore 
(Enoch Pratt), Barrow-in-Furness, Battersea, Belfast, Birmingham, Bishops- 
gate Foundation, Blackburn, Bolton. Boston, Bournemouth, Bristol, Brookline 
(Mass), Bury, Buxton, Cambridge (Free), Cambridge (University), Cardiff, 
Cheltenham, Chicago, Clithero, Coventry, Cripplegate Institute, Derby, 



15 



DONORS OF BOOKS, &c— (Continued). 

Dewsbury, Dundee, Ealing, Eccles, Folkestone, Gloucester, Grand Rapids, 
Great Yarmouth, Hackney, Hammersmith, Handsworth, Hornsey, Hove, 
Kendal, Kensal Rise, Kettering, Kidderminster, Kilburn, Kingston-upon- 
Thames, Leeds, Leicester, Ley ton, Lincoln, Loughborough, New South 
Wales, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Norwich, Oldbury, 
Oxford (Bodleian), Paisley, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Preston, Rochdale, St. 
Helens, Salford, Shoreditch, Smethwick, Stafford, Stockport, Stoke Newing- 
ton, Toronto, Tottenham^ Twickenham, Walthamstow, Wandsworth, 
Washington (Congress), West Bromwich, Westminster, Whitehaven, 
Willesden Green, Wimbledon, Windsor (Canada), Wolverhampton, 
Worcester, and Workington. 

VOLS. 



Lombard, Mr. L i 

London County Council, 1 vol. and 4 pamphlets 

London Count} Council School of Photo-Engraving, Report 

London Directory Co., Ltd 3 

London University Guide and Calendar, Editor of 1 

Ludwig, Mr. M., Twickenham, 1 pamphlet 

Lunde, Mr. L , Richmond 1 

Macara, Sir C. W., Bart., 1 pamphlet 

Macdonald and Co., Messrs., Ltd 2 

Martinelli, Mr. A., Richmond 1 

Mather and Crowther, Messrs., Ltd 1 

Maxwell, Mrs., Richmond 8 

Meteorological Office, London, Report 

Mumbray, Mr. R. Goodwin, Richmond 1 

Musicians, Incorporated Society of 3 

Nevill, Mr. A. J., Chiswick Times for the years 1*910 and 1911 

Owen, Mr. C. Maynard, 3 Richmond Local Acts 

Paton, Messrs. J. & J 1 

Peace Society, 1 pamphlet 

Pettitt, Mrs., Richmond 20 

Philip, Mr. A. J,, 1 pamphlet 

Pott, Mrs. Henry 1 

Pullar, Dr. A., Richmond, 2 pamphlets 

Reinhardt, Dr. C 1 



Richmond Institutions, Reports, &c. 

British and Foreign Bible Society (Richmond Association) 

Camera Club , 

Central Aid Society , 

Chess Club 

Cricket League 

Female Mission , , 

Girls, Association for care of 

Holy Trinity Church 

Kew and Kew Gardens District Nurse 

Meteorological Office (Local Department) , 

Metropolitan Association for Befriending Young Servants 

National British Women's Temperance Association 

North Sheen Jury List ,. 

Nursing Association 

Petersham Horticultural Society 

Petersham Jury List 



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DONORS OF BOOKS, &C— (Continual j . 

VOLS. 

Russell School, Petersham , 

St. Mary Magdalene (Parish) Church 

Thespian Club 

Town Cricket Ground and Athletic Association 

Union, Annual Statement and Parochial Lists 

University Extension Society 

West Shene Cricket Club 



Russell, The Hon., Rollo 

Sharp, Mr H., Richmond 3 

Shrubsole, Mr. W. H., 12 pamphlets 

Simpson & Co., Ltd., Messrs.. Richmond 2 

Smith, Mr. C. Capel, Richmond, Richmond Asses House Ticket, 

and 7 local pamphlets 

Smithsonian Institution, Report 

Smythies, Miss V. Gordon • 71 

South Africa, Union of, High Commissioner for, 1 pamphlet 

South African Railways, General Manager of 1 

Stationery Office, London, 34 vols, and 10 pamphlets 

Stevens, Mr. M. White, Kew Gardens 1 

Strong, Rt. Hon. Sir. T. Vezey, 1 pamphlet 

Stubbs Publishing Co., Ltd 1 

Surrey, Photographic Survey and Record of, Report 

Teachers, National Union" ot, Report 

Testimony Publishing Co 6 

Tonic Sol-fa College, Calendar • • 

Tonner, Mr. L. W 1 

Town and County Directories, Ltd 1 

Washington, Bureau of Education 1 

Washington, Library of Congress, 1 vol. and 6 pamphlets 

Willett, Mr. W., 1 pamphlet 

Wilson, Sir Roland K., Bart., Richmond 1 

DONORS OF NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS. 



Ackary, Mrs., Richmond 4 



Allen, Mr. R., Richmond 

Allistone, Mr. A., Richmond 

Binney, Rev. M., m.a., Richmond 

Briggs, Mr. S., Richmond 

Brown, Mr. Nicoll, Richmond 

Christie, Miss, Richmond 

Clayton, Mrs., Richmond 

Creswell, Major C. E., Richmond , 

Dumergue, Mrs., Richmond 

Edgar, Alderman C. B,, j p 

Froom, Miss 

Goodman, Miss, Kew Gardens 

Heaton, Mr. J., Richmond 

Hertslet, Mr.G. E. P 

Hilditch, Alderman J. B., J.P., Richmond 



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DONORS OF NEWSPAPERS &c— (Continued). 



44 Horace Warde " Tent, Independent Order of Rechabites, Richmond i 

Independent Order of Good Templars (Richmond Branch) I 

Independent Labour Party (Richmond Branch) i 

Keene, Mr. W. H., Richmond 2 

Murray, Mr. F. G.. Richmond 1 

Newman, Mr. J O., Richmond 2 

Newton, Miss J. L. Foster, Richmond 2 

Perera, Mrs., Kew 2 



Pownall, Miss, Richmond 

Sergeant, Mr., Richmond 

Shuttleworth, Dr , East Sheen .. 
Stewart, Mr. C. W. A., Richmond 
Trimen, Mrs. R., Richmond 

Vineyard P.S.A. Committee 

Wake, Mr. J., Twickenham 

Warde, Mrs., Richmond 

Whitbread, Mr. F. J., Richmond 



NEWSPAPERS, PERIODICALS, &c., 

TAKEN IN THE LIBRARY. 



Those marked * are presented by Private Individuals, and those marked t by Publishers 

or Proprietors. ' 



DAILIES. 



Daily Chronicle (two copies) 
Daily Graphic (three copies) 
Daily Mail 

Daily News (two copies) 
Daily Telegraph (three copies) 
Evening News 
Financial Times 
Globe 

"Hamilton Herald (Canada) 



Morning Leader 
Morning Post 
Pall Mall Gazette 
Standard (two copies) 
Standard, Evening, and St. James's 
Gazette 

Star 
Times 

Westminster Gazette 



18 



WEEKLIES. 



fAccountant 
♦African Mail 

Amateur P'hotographer 

Architect 

Army and Navy Gazette 
tArts, Society of, Journal 

Athenaeum 
♦Blackpool Gazette 
♦Blackpool Herald 
♦Blackpool Times 
t Bookseller 

•Border Counties Advertiser 
t British Architect 

British Journal of Photography 

British Medical Journal 

British Weekly 
t Broad Arrow 

Builder 

Building News 
t Canada 

t Canadian Gazette 

Catholic Times 

Chambers's Journal 

Chemical News 

Christian Herald 
tChristian World 

Church Times 
tCivil Service Competitor 
t Civil Service Gazette 
t Clark's Educator 

Contract Journal 
t Contractors' Record 

Country Life 
t Croydon Guardian 
t Drapers' Record 

Education 

Electrical Review 

Engineer 

English Mechanic 
Field 

Fishing Gazette 
Garden 

Gardeners' Chronicle 
♦Good Templars' Watchword 
| Grantham Journal 

Graphic (2 copies) 

Great Thoughts 

Guardian 
t Horticulture, Journal of 

Illustrated London News (2 copies) 
rlndia 
tlnquirer 

t Insurance Monitor 
r Investors' Guardian 
♦Investors' Review 



^Investor's Summary 
1 Irish Times 

Labour Leader 

Lady 

Lady's Pictorial 
f Local Government Chronicle 
i' Local Government Journal 

London County Council Gazette 
'Machinery Market 
i Middlesex Chronicle 
t Middlesex County Times 
t Middlesex Independent 
■I- Midland Counties Herald 
♦Military Mail 
+ Monitor 

Municipal Journal 

Musical News 

Nation 

Nature 

New Age 
i News of the World 

Notes and Queries 

Outlook, The 
t Patents, Illustrated Journal 
tPitman's Phonetic Journal 
♦Presbyterian 
t-Present Truth 

Public Opinion 

Publishers' Circular 

Punch (2 copies) 

Queen 
t Reading Mercury 
tRichmond and Twickenham Times 

(4 copies) 
i Richmond Herald (4 copies) 

Saturday Review 

Schoolmaster 

Scotsman 

Sketch 

Spectator 

Sphere 

Stage 

Statist 
t Stock Exchange Gazette 
rSurrey Advertiser 
i Surrey Comet (3 copies) 
i Surrey Comet (Mid weekly) (2 copies) 
t Surrey Mirror 
1 Surrey Times 

+ Surveying and Housing World 

T.P.'s Weekly 
t Temperance Chronicle 
I Thames Valley Times (4 copies) 

Truth 

♦Votes for Women 



19 



WEEKLIES — (Continued) . 

j- Wandsworth Borough News I (Worcester Herald 

I West London Observer World 



FORTNIGHTLIES. 



{Aspirant (Civil Service) 
*Mercure de France 
* Revue de Paris 



■[University Correspondent 
Women's Employment 



MONTHLIES. 



Aeronautics 
^Agricultural Economist 
rAnglo-Russian 
f Animals' Friend 
*Animals' Guardian 

Antiquary 
*Anti-Suffrage Review 
fArbitrator 

Architectural Review 

Army List 
'Asylum News 
fBiblewomen and Nurses 

Blackwood's Magazine 

Bookman 

Boy's Own Paper 
t-British Columbia Magazine 

British Workman 

Century Magazine 

Children's Magazine 
{Church Gazette 
rCity Mission Magazine 
rConcord 

Contemporary Review 
rCook's Traveller's Gazette 

Cornhill Magazine 

Country side Monthly 

Education, Journal of 
rEducational Times 
| English Illustrated Magazine 
t Epicure 
fFamily Herald 
{Food and Cookery 

Fortnightly Review 
tFree Sunday Advocate 
"Friendly Companion (2 copies) 
•Geographical Journal 

Girl's Own Paper 
*Gospel Standard (2 copies) 
} Great Western Railway Magazine 

Harper's Magazine 
! Herald of Health 

Home Reading Union's Magazines (4) 



*Homoeopathic World 
'Hospital Gazette 
1 Humanitarian 

(Incorporated Accountants' Journal 
(Insurance Agent 
Knowledge 
{Land Values 
{Liberator 

Library Association Record 

Library World 

Local Government Review 
f Musical Herald 

Musical Times 
'Nation in Arms 

National Review 
\ New Church Magazine 

Nineteenth Century and After 
fOur Waifs and Strays 
tOur Work 

Pall Mall Magazine 
rPatents 

*Photographic Journal 

Photo-Miniature 
rPioneer of Wisdom 
f Plumber and Decorator 
'Protestant Woman 

Quiver 

*Rechabite Magazine 
* Recreations (2 copies) 

Review of Reviews 
'Richmond Christian Mission 

Magazine 
'Richmond Education Committee, 

Minutes and Reports 
'Richmond Parish Magazine 
'Richmond Town Council, Minutes 

and Reports 
'St. Luke's Magazine 
fSchool Music Review 
fSeamen, Deceased, Register of 

Names, etc. 
Selborne Magazine 



20 



MONTHLIES— {Continued). 



t State Correspondent 
Strand Magazine 
Studio 

Sunday at Home 
Toilers of the Deep (2 copies) 
♦Tongues of Fire 
f Vaccination Inquirer 
♦Vanguard 

fVegetarian Messenger 
tVinevard Magazine 
Weldon's Illustrated Dressmaker 



Weldon's Bazaar of Children's 
Fashions 

Weldon's Journal of Costumes 

Weldon's Ladies' Journal 
* White Ribbon (2 copies) 

Windsor Magazine 

Woman at Home 

Woodworker 

World's Work 

Young Abstainer 
fZoophilist 



Q u A ru 

fBird Notes and News 

Church Quarterly Review 
Conservative and Unionist Women's 

Franchise Review 
""Crucible 

Edinburgh Review 

Educational Record 
fFinsbury Readers' Guide 
fFree Russia 

tHerald of the Golden Age 
Hibbert Journal 

A N N U 

Agriculture, British Year Book of 
Annual Register 
Army List (Hart's) 
Art, The Year's 

*Australia, Commonwealth of, Year 
Book 

Books, English Catalogue of 

♦British Trade Book 
Builders' Price Book (Laxton's) 
Cambridge University Calendar 
Charities Register and Digest 
Church of England Year Book 
Civil Service Year Book 
Clerical Directory (Crockford's) 
Colonial Office List 
Congregational Year Book 
Constitutional Year Book 
County Councils and Municipal 

Corporations Companion 
Daily Mail Year Book 

fDaily News Year Book 

•Dublin University Calendar 

'Durham University Calendar 

i Haling Year Book 

f Education, Report of the Board of 

""Education, Report of the Commis- 
sioner of, U.S.A. 

t Emigrants' Information Handbooks 
Englishwomen's Year Book 



'ERLIES. 

Home Counties Magazine 
fLife-boat Journal 
f Lord's Day 

Navy List 

Post Office Guide 

Quarterly Review 
♦Richmond Hill School Magazine 

Science Progress 
♦Surrey County Council, Minutes and 
Reports 

A L S, &c. 

Financial Reform Almanack 
♦Foreign Office List 
♦Geographical Society, Royal, Year 
Book 

Harleian Society, Publications 
Hazell's Annual 

Hospitals and Charities (Burdett's) 

India Office List 

Insurance Blue Book 

Investors' Year Book 
♦Kew, Royal Gaidens, Bulletin 

Library Year Bjok 
t Licensed Victuallers' Official Annual 

Literary Year Book 
♦Local Government Board Report 
t London County Council Reports 

London University Calendar 
♦London University Guide 
t Meteorological Office (Local Depart- 
ment) Report 
♦Music, Union of Graduates in, Roll 

and Kalendar 
♦Musical Association, Proceedings 
tMusicians, Incorp. Soc. of, List of 

Members, &c. 
♦Organists, Royal College of, Calendar 

Oxford University Calendar 

Photography, British Journal of, 
Almanack 



21 



ANNUALS, &c— {Continued). 



Pictures of the Year 

Press Guide (Willing's) 
t Richmond Corporation Documents 
Reports of Institutions, &c. 

Schoolmasters' Year Book 

Schools, Public, Year Book 
* Science, British Association for ad- 
vancement of, Report 
t Smithsonian Institution Report 

Southwark Diocesan Calendar 

Stage Year Book 

Statesman's Year Book 

Statutes, Public General 

Steamship Guide (Rhodes) 

Surrev Archaeological Society, 
Publications 



t Accountants and Auditors 
t Advertising, Practical 

Booksellers (Clegg's) 

Clerical (Crockford's) 
t Hotel 
tlnsurance 

Kingston and District 

Law List 

London 

London Suburban 



RAILWAY T I 

ABC Railway Guide 
Bradshaw 
t Caledonian 

t Glasgow and South Western 

t Great Central 

t Great Eastern 

t Great Northern 

t Great Northern (Ireland) 

t Great Western 

t Highland 

t London and North- Western 



* Surrey County Council Reports 
*Surrey Education Committee Reports 
Surrey Parish Register Society, 

Publications 
Surrey Photographic Survey and 
Record, Report 
i Teachers, National Union of, Report 
t Tonic Sol-fa College, Calendar 
Wesleyan Methodist Conference 

Minutes 
Whitaker's Almanack 
Who's Who 
Who's Who in Science 
Who's Who in the Theatre 



ME TABLES. 

t London and South-Western 
t London, Brighton, and South Coast 
] London, Tilbury, and Southend 
t Midland 
tNorth British 
North Eastern 
fNorth London 

tSimpson's Local Railway Guide 
f South Eastern and Chatham 
t Workmen's Trains and Trams 
(London County Council) 



See also Directories. 

DIRECTORIES. 

Medical 

Middlesex 

Musical 
f Richmond and District 
t Scholastic 

Southwark Diocese 
tStubbs' (Manufacturers, 

Merchant Shippers, & Professional) 

Surrey 

Wesleyan Methodist 
Sec also Animate. 



Jfmaitrial Statement 

for the year ended 31st March, 1912. 



Financial Statement for the 



REVENUE 



income. 



To 



Free Public Library Rate of 1d. in the £ on the whole 
Borough 

Borough Fund — For Interest and Repayment of 
Loans specially charged on Richmond Parish 
Library Receipts. 

Fines 

Damaged and Lost Books 
Sale of Catalogues 
Sale of Periodicals 
Sale of Waste Paper 
Bespoke Book Fees 
Miscellaneous 



£ s. d. 



51 

2 
6 

5 
2 
2 
1 



£ s. d. 

1232 3 2 
198 2 3 



70 1 9 



/1500 7 2 



Year ended 31s/ March, 191 2. 



ACCOUNT. (£ r 



Bxpen&tture. 

B y £ s. <j. / s . d. 

Deficiency at 31st March, 191 1 ...... 108 

Salaries and Wages. 

Librarian . . . . . . . . . . , . 250 

Assistants . . .. .. .. .. 254 4 

Porter 7 8 



o o 
o 
o 



Books, Papers, &c. 

Books, &c. (New) . . . . 128 18 5 

Subscription for Volumes on Loan 26 5 o 



Subscriptions to — 

Surrey Archaeological Society o 10 o 

Harleian Society . . . . 220 

Library Association . . . . 1 1 o 

National Home Reading Union o 10 6 



Biding 59 6 8 

Magazines 65 7 6 

Newspapers .. .. .. 22 3 1 



Printing, Stationery, and Advertisements. 

Printing 



1 55 3 5 



4 3 6 



46 17 3 



11 17 11 



Stationery.. .. .. .. . . 16 12 6 



Fuel, Light, and Cleaning. 

Coal, Coke, and Wood . . .. .. .. 13 13 1 

Gas 

Electricity 

Cleaning Materials, &c. 11 9 11 

Wages of Cleaner 16 11 4 



72 8 10 
7 17 1 



582 4 



306 4 2 



28 10 



122 o 3 
11 3 10 

74 4 1 



Furniture and Fittings. 

Repairs, &c. 

Miscellaneous. 

Rates, Taxes, and Insurance .. .. .. 23 18 10 

Postages, Carriage of Parcels, &c 14 19 10 

Repairs to Buildings 35 5 5 

Loans, &c. 

Interest and Repayment of Loans — Library 198 2 3 
Interest and Repayment of Loans — 

Extension of Library .. .. .. 152 16 4 

Stock Management Expenses 702 

357 18 9 

Balance at 31st March, 1912 * 4 16 12 o 



£1500 7 2 



BALANCE 

3\st day of 



Dr. Xiabillttes. 

To £ s. d. £ s. d. 

Loans. 

Stockholders. 

Balance of Stock . . . . . . . . 6590 o c 

Floating Liabilities. 

Revenue Account. 

Sundry Creditors .. .. .. .. no 16 7 

Balanoe being excess of Assets. 

Books, &c, purchased out of 

Revenue 7265 1 8 

Debt extinguished, &c 1360 o o 

Permanent Works defrayed out 

of Revenue 1162 2 1 

Stock Redemption Fund . . 2190 14 3 

11977 18 o 

Surplus on Revenue Account . . . . . . 16 12 o 

1 1994 10 c 



SHEET, 

March, 1912. 



Extension : — 

Purchase-money, Sec. .. . . .. 3361 3 5 

Alterations . . . . . . . . . . 915 19 9 



Capital ©utlag ant) Assets Cr. 

By £ s.d. £ s. d. 

Property. 

Site.. .. .. .. .. .. .. 1000 o o 

Buildings, &c. .. .. .. .. .. 3834 18 11 



4834 18 11 



4277 3 2 

Books, Maps, Pictures, &c. .. .. .. 7265 1 8 

Stocf^ Redemption Fund (Proportion of Investments 
and Cash) .. .. .. .. .. .. 2190 14 3 

Floating Assets. 

Revenue Account. 
Treasurer— Cash Balance .. .. .. 72 8 7 

Librarian — Imprest .. ... .. .. 55 o o 

127 8 7 



£18695 6 7 



Hy. RICHARDS, 

Borough Accountant